Photography News: ZEISS has introduced the ZX1, an all-new camera that features a fixed Distagon T* 35mm f/2 lens, a 37.4MP full-frame CMOS sensor, a sleek all-black body, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom preinstalled for in-camera photo editing and sharing.
B&H is excited to announce the newly introduced ZEISS ZX1, the first digital camera to wear the ZEISS name plate and the first camera that allows you to take a photograph, edit it in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and share the results in-camera!
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Zeiss ZX1 Full-Frame Camera (Photo: Business Wire)
This compact camera sports a high-resolution 37.4MP full-frame CMOS sensor and a fixed Distagon T* 35mm f/2 lens for a versatile imaging platform and a flexible wide-angle field of view. The ZX1 has an elegantly minimalist wedge-shaped, stealth-black body, which measures a very compact 5.6 x 3.7 x 3.7" and weighs 12.7 oz, including battery. It features a 0.7" OLED EVF, with Full HD resolution and a large 0.74x magnification, as well as a huge 4.3" touchscreen LCD with 1280 x 720 resolution for image review and in-camera editing. Both JPEGs and raw (DNG) files can be edited by touch using the built-in Lightroom app, which offers intuitive sliders to adjust exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, whites, and blacks, as well as other familiar editing tools.
To facilitate sufficient storage space to handle in-camera picture editing in Lightroom, the ZX1 also has the unique distinction of including an internal 512GB SSD; additional external storage space can be accessed via USB-C with NAS access using SMB protocols. This omission of a memory card slot in favor of built-in storage is a unique solution to avoiding lost or damaged cards, and also ensures memory speeds will always be at their peak in relation to the imaging system. Additionally, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity are available, for wireless sharing and remote camera control, as well as OTA firmware updates when needed.
Among other unique traits of this already-unique camera, the Zeiss ZX1 features a leaf shutter, with shutter speeds ranging from 30 seconds up to 1/2000 sec, with flash sync available at all speeds up to 1/1000 sec. The leaf shutter design has the advantages of being especially quiet and keeping internal vibrations to a minimum to promote stealthier shooting. Also, manually adjustable ISO settings are accessible via the top physical dial, with a range of ISO 80-51200. In addition, the camera’s autofocus system is a hybrid contrast-/phase-detection AF system with touch focus and manual focus override. Beyond photo, the ZX1 is also a capable tool for video, with support for UHD 4K recording up to 30 fps or FHD up to 60 fps.
ZEISS ZX1 Digital Camera | Quick Look
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